Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi



New York: The Typophiles, 1957.

With an Introductory Note from the artist, a Comment by the printer and The Background of this Book by Paul A. Bennett. This Chap book, thirty-fourth in the Typophile series, was designed and printed by Joseph Blumenthal at the Spiral Press, New York. Set in Emerson type and printed on Curtis Rag paper. One of 395 copies. 7 X 4.5 ins. Unpaginated but xii, 36 French-fold pages. 24 full page woodcuts printed recto and verso with one in colour and 4 double-page spreads – all printed from the original blocks. Backed in tan cloth with paper covered boards in two colours after Frasconi rose motif. “It was enthusiasm for the artist’s work that spurred the thought of making a collection of his smaller woodcuts…enthusiam for the idea that prompted Joseph Blumenthal to agree instantly to its printing…and enthusiasm for the quality of presswork produced at the Spiral Press that quickly won the artist’s consent for such a collection.” (Paul A. Bennett ). Previous owner’s bookplate on front paste-down. A fine copy.

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